Online Chess Lessons

Online Individual Chess Lessons

 I offer online chess coaching lessons on Zoom for students who want to play chess better but live too far for face-to-face lessons. As your personal chess coach, I will help you to develop the skills needed to play competitively and/or improve your chess knowledge in general. Therefore, individual lessons should be preferred by highly competitive and motivated students.

The fee for individual lessons with Dagne: £35/an hour if you book more than one intensive and enriching chess session in advance.

One-off online chess guidance session by IM/WGM Dagne

Sometimes all you may need is a fresh set of new ideas, guidance or an overview of your play which is ideal with a one-off online guidance chess lesson! In one of these sessions, I will have a look at your most recent games and talk over what you need to work on to progress in the most efficient way. Afterwards, you may find that you have a month’s long work to do before you can even start thinking about the next one-off guidance lesson! Highly recommended to adult players who have never had any formal chess coaching before. I will help you with your chess career even if you consider yourself a novice!

The fee for one-off guidance session: £40/hour.

Tactics Training For Juniors

Tactics Training from Monday to Friday every week till the end of the Summer term (Friday the 21st of July). Timings: 6.30 pm – 7 pm. Payment: £10 / session.

In sessions we will be running through tactical topics at various levels. The aim is:

  • To familiarize with tactical tricks in chess.
  • To understand and be able to explain what various tactical topics are about and how we can benefit from them.
  • To recognize them in chess positions at different levels.
  • To be and stay sharp! No walking past tactics in our games.

Online Chess Course Understand Chess Better / Beginner to Intermediate on Udemy recorded by IM/WGM Dagne

Where: the Udemy website.

How to access it: The referral link to access the course on the Udemy website can be found here

Who is it for: Novice chess players trying to reach an intermediate level.

The cost: £19.99.

The course content: 27 lectures covering areas you should know about for the intermediate chess level. 2h 41min of video material plus assignments to every section of the course. Also, extra recourses to use to improve at chess.

Check Chess Coaches page here for the list of Chess Coaches/Instructors/Teachers available!!!


Kids’ corner: individual online chess lessons for kids by a junior coach/teacher!

If you would like your child to learn chess from scratch, why not to go for a junior coach teaching your child?! Sofia and Daniel are the experienced chess players and coaches who already have the experience working with students. If you are interested in your child having online chess coaching lessons on Zoom with one of our junior coaches, have a look at our Coaches page to find out more.

Parents Information Session: How to Help Your Child Practice Chess

There is so much you can do at home to help your child to practice and improve at chess if you have the knowledge and recourses! I offer the parents of keen junior chess players a one-hour-long informative session for £30. In this session, I will give you practical tips on what to concentrate on when helping your child and direct you to the chess material you need. Also, it’s your opportunity to ask me any questions you may have regarding your child’s chess career. As a professional chess player in the past, I base my advice on the experience I gained during years of training and playing chess in high-profile chess tournaments. I know what works long-term if you would like your child to like playing chess for years to come.

Chess Variants – Introduction

Once you master the classical chess rules, I can show you so much more! I can introduce you to many chess variants (Crazyhouse, Antichess, Three-Checks, War in Fog, you name it!) in just one lesson. I promise you hours of fun with your loved ones while keeping everyone’s mind engaged and flexible! Do you know that playing variants helps your standard chess level to go up as you will use your problem-solving skill at full. After you explored these new-to-you games, you will never look at chess the same!

Martlesham Junior Chess Club

At this time of our lives (problems caused by Covid-19), our Martlesham Junior Chess Club activity has come to zero. Normally, group tuition pupils automatically would become members of the Martlesham Junior Chess Club. Previously, at the group sessions we used to master the skills required to play competitively in chess tournaments.